Sri Lanka

Senior UN official warns against harassing Sri Lankan human rights defenders

The UN’s human rights chief today warned that there must be no reprisals against Sri Lankan human rights defenders in the wake of a resolution calling on its Government to probe alleged abuses during the country’s civil war.

UN urges Sri Lanka to take ‘credible’ steps to ensure accountability for alleged war crimes

The top United Nations human rights body today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to take “credible” steps to ensure accountability for alleged serious violations committed during the final stages of the country’s civil war.